The New York City Council passed a bill requiring police to disclose its use of surveillance technology, CNBC reports. Under the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act, police will be required to release information on safeguards in place to prevent exploitation of the technology and to create an annual audit system. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is prepared to sign the bill into law. The New York Police Department opposes the bill, saying it endangers covert officers.
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